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Graduate Core

The Graduate Core is an integral part of the Enrichment Experience. The Core promotes an educational philosophy that goes well beyond narrow specialization and emphasizes a global and societal orientation. It also reflects the fact that we live in an increasingly complex world, in which engineers must continually deepen their understanding of the interdisciplinary environment in which they operate. Part A of the Enrichment Experience, must take a course in at least two of the three areas

  1. Emerging Topics in Engineering
  2. Engineering and Business/Entrepreneurship
  3. Engineering and Society

The following courses are currently approved for this purpose (students are encouraged to periodically check the graduate engineering Web site for updates regarding new courses in these areas). The same courses cannot be used for Part A and Part B of the Enrichment Experience. 


  • AMTH 308 Theory of Wavelets
  • AMTH 351 Quantum Computing
  • AMTH 367 Mathematical Finance
  • AMTH 387 Cryptology
  • BIOE 256/ENGR 256 Introduction to Nano-bioengineering
  • CENG 213 Sustainable Materials
  • CENG 215 Sustainable Structural Engineering
  • CENG 219 Designing for Sustainable Construction
  • CENG 282 Intro to Building Information Modeling
  • ELEN 280/MECH 287 Introduction to Alternative Energy Systems'
  • ELEN 285 Introduction to the Smart Grid
  • ELEN 331 Autonomous Driving Systems
  • ENGR 260 Nanoscale Science and Technology
  • ENGR 273 Sustainable Energy and Ethics
  • ENGR 371/MECH 371 Space Systems Design & Engineering I
  • ENGR 372/MECH 372 Space Systems Design & Engineering II
  • MECH 268 Computational Fluid Dynamics I


  • AMTH 367 Mathematical Finance
  • BIOE 357/EMGT 357 Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Effective Problem Solving
  • CENG 208 Engineering Economics and Project Finance
  • CENG 292 Infrastructure Project Management
  • COEN 287 Software Development Process Management
  • ENGR 245 Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the Evolution of Silicon Valley
  • ENGR 302 Managing in the Multicultural Environment
  • ENGR 304 Building Global Teams
  • ENGR 336 Engineering for the Developing World
  • ENGR 338 Mobile Applications for Emerging Markets
  • ENGR 350 Success in Global Emerging Markets
  • Any 2-unit course in Engineering Management. (EMGT)


  • BIOE 210 Ethical Issues in Bioengineering
  • CENG 208 Engineering Economics and Project Finance
  • COEN 250 Information Security Management
  • COEN 288 Software Ethics
  • ELEN 217 Chaos Theory, Metamathematics, and the Limits of Science: An Engineering Perspective on Religion
  • ENGR 238- Critical Tools for Social and Environmental Projects
  • ENGR 261 Nanotechnology and Society
  • ENGR 272 Energy Public Policy
  • ENGR 273 Sustainable Energy and Ethics
  • ENGR 302 Managing in the Multicultural Environment
  • ENGR 303 Gender and Engineering
  • ENGR 304 Building Global Teams
  • ENGR 306 Engineering and the Law
  • ENGR 330 Law, Technology, and Intellectual Property
  • ENGR 332 How Engineers, Businesspeople, and Lawyers Communicate with Each Other
  • ENGR 334 Energy, Climate Change, and Social Justice
  • ENGR 336 Engineering for the Developing World
  • ENGR 337- Social Entrepreneurship- Innovating with Impact
  • ENGR 340 Distributed & Renewable Energy For the Developing World
  • ENGR 341 Innovation, Design and Spirituality
  • ENGR 342 3D Print Technology and Society
  • ENGR 344 Artificial Intelligence and Ethics
  • ENGR 349 Topics in Frugal Engineering

Please Note: Although certain courses (such as ENGR 302, ENGR 304, ENGR 336, and AMTH 367 for example) may appear in multiple categories, they cannot be used to satisfy more than one Core requirement. Core requirements cannot be waived.